Curtis Media Group’s Extensive Signals, 62 Stations in N.C. Led to Multi-Year Agreement

 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (July 27, 2021) – Carolina Football and Men’s Basketball have a new home on the radio in the Triangle area.

In conjunction with multimedia rights holder Tar Heel Sports Properties, the Tar Heels have entered a new flagship relationship with Curtis Media Group and WPTF 98.5 FM/680 AM for radio coverage of Football and Men’s Basketball games in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.

The multi-year agreement kicks off with the 2021-22 college athletics season, and the first gameday broadcast on WPTF 98.5 FM and 680 AM will be Sept. 3, when Carolina Football plays at Virginia Tech. The stations also will broadcast coaches’ shows for Football and Men’s Basketball, and the weekly show “Primetime in the ACC”.

“We are excited about this partnership with Curtis Media Group, which will help us tell the great stories of Carolina Athletics in the Triangle area and across the state,’’ said Carolina Associate Athletic Director for External Communications Robbi Pickeral Evans. “We know that Carolina fans are excited about the year to come, and Curtis Media’s wide reach will help us connect and stay connected with our supporters.”

Fans tuning in around the Triangle will continue to hear the familiar voice of Jones Angell, play-by-play broadcaster for Carolina Football and Men’s Basketball. WPTF covers Central and Eastern North Carolina on AM and FM.

“As the largest locally owned radio group in North Carolina, we understand the power of the Carolina brand,’’ said Curtis Media Group President and Chief Operating Officer Trip Savery. “We are very pleased to welcome Carolina alumni and fans to listen to Tar Heel football and basketball on WPTF this fall.”

Curtis Media Group owns 62 AM and FM radio signals across the state of North Carolina, with some of the most admired brands in the communities they serve.

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